CAMILA SALCEDO: ARTIST TALK & GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Latinx, Afro-Latinx, Abya Yala Student Association (LAASA) for an evening with Camila Salcedo, a Venezuelan-Canadian interdisciplinary artist, activist, community organizer and recent NSCAD alumni. Salcedo's work is centered around Latinx identity, cultural hibridity and llamativo colours, explored with a focus on performance, video, textiles and curation.

Friday, April 15, 2019
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Room 650, Level 6, 100 McCaul Street

Tickets are free, but limited!
Grab yours at our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2617535501609532/

Presented by LAASA OCAD U, with the support of the OCAD U Student Union.

ABOUT LAASA:
LAASA fosters a community hub for latinx students on campus, and provides a platform for the broader OCAD U community to interact and learn about Latin American culture through collaboration: food and music, workshops, guest speakers, exhibitions, publications and more.

Find out more about LAASA and other student groups at #OCADU: www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 650, Level 6, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2617535501609532/
Email: 
laasaocadu@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free
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Rescheduled: In Conversation with Tanya Tagaq

Photo of artist Tanya Tagaq smiling warmly in colourful dress on a baby blue background
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In this free public talk, improvisational singer, avant-garde composer and novelist Tanya Tagaq discusses her bestselling first novel, Split Tooth.

Please arrive early as space is limited to 250 seats.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

100 McCaul Street, Room 190

7:00pm - 8:30 pm

Doors Open: 6:30pm

About Tanya Tagaq:

Tanya Tagaq is an improvisational singer, avant-garde composer and bestselling novelist. A Member of the Order of Canada, Polaris Music Prize and JUNO Award winner, Giller Prize Long Listed author and recipient of multiple honourary doctorates, Tagaq is one of the country’s most original and celebrated artists.

Tagaq’s improvisational approach lends itself to collaboration across genres and forms. Her work includes numerous guest vocal appearances (Buffy Sainte-Marie, Weaves, A Tribe Called Red, Fucked Up), original avant-garde classical compositions (Kronos Quartet, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra), commissions (National Maritime Museum in London, UK) and more. In its many forms, from novel Split Tooth to most recent album Retribution, Tanya Tagaq’s art challenges static ideas of genre and culture, and contends with themes of environmentalism, human rights and post-colonial issues.

This event is produced with the support of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Indigenous Visual Culture Program, the Creative Writing Program, and the Delaney Family Foundation.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Room 190
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/645064459285524/
Email: 
folas@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
FREE

Artist Talk with Ibrahim Mahama

Artist Ibrahim Mahama
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Artist Talk with Ibrahim Mahama

In partnership with OCAD University

Thursday September 27, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Room 190

Participants: Ibrahim Mahama moderated by Karen Alexander

 

Nuit Blanche artist Ibrahim Mahama lives and works in Ghana. His large-scale installation work meditates on themes of commodity, migration and memory. In particular he engages with the history of found objects, natural materials and molecular elements, which are carriers of time and intangible narratives.  His temporary sculptural interventions prompt transnational dialogues that explore shared histories while also speaking about contemporary Africa.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Room 190

Meet the Crazy Plate Lady

Visit the studio of Resident Artist at The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto and OCAD U alum Jacqueline Poirier, known as Instagram's Crazy Plate Lady. Video created by OCAD U student Olga Kholod.

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Artist Stan Douglas on winning the Hasselblad Award

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Internationally acclaimed artist Stan Douglas’ engaging work explores social histories played out through a complex, cinematic televisual language. He was last year’s recipient of the prestigious Hasselblad Award, worth approximately $150,000 (CAD) in prize money.

 

Congratulations again on winning the 2016 Hasselblad Award for photography! What did receiving the award mean to you?

It was totally surprising when I got the phone call. I was honoured to be included with the list of previous winners some of whom are my favourite photographers. I was totally blown away.

 

Rounders by Stan Douglas

 

What motivates and inspires your work?

My work is based on research. I'm always looking for things like modern histories, little known histories and recreating them. And, from recreating these histories I can see what it was like.

 

Capoeira, 1974 by Stan Douglas

 

How do you feel about being associated with the Vancouver School of photoconceptualists?

These were a group of artists who would meet at bars, work together and exhibit together. I was not a part of that. They created an interest in Vancouver and people who came to see them also came to see me but I wasn't part of them.

 

Dice by Stan Douglas

 

What do you love about photography?

I love how surprising it is. Photography does things you can't control. It's not like traditional art where you can control and create every detail. In photography you capture these slices of the world and you can't control everything. That's the most exciting part.

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Visit the Toronto studio of art star Elly Smallwood

OCAD University student Oscar Fletcher takes us on a visit to the Toronto studio of emerging art star Elly Smallwood to chat about her work and her over 220,000 Instagram followers. 

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Interference: New paintings by Robin Kingsburgh and David Griffin

Artwork by David Griffin and Robin Kingsburgh
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 4:00am

Opening Reception: Thursday September 3, 7 to 10 p.m.

Artist Talk: Saturday September 12, 1 p.m.

In this exhibition, Robin Kingsburgh and David Griffin approach painting as an art of colour, but from very different perspectives. Kingsburgh’s work embodies experiments in nature. Process driven, unconscious gestures respond to the random drip of flowing paint or the grain on a slab of wood, andbecome the starting points for meditations on rhythm, form, tone and colour. The paintings explore the boundaries between order and chaos, mirroring the condition of the human psyche, and the Universe as a whole.

While Kingsburgh seeks to distill complexity through restrained colour and shape, Griffin draws cadenced human, animal, and liquid topographies, to hold light, giving voice to complex metaphors. The paintings emerge as syncopations of sinew, drapery, and dream, but also growth, and reflection.

In addition, Kingsburgh and Griffin offer two collaborative paintings, passed back and forth over several months, as experiments in slow, visual conversations. These paintings occupy an odd middle ground between the two painters own working methods, where Griffin attempts to bend Kingsburgh’s rationality through an atmospheric lens, while Kingsburgh offers Griffin some quiet.

Artist Talk/Interview:

Saturday September 12, 1pm – Kingsburgh & Griffin will be interviewed by Jane Adams.

About the artists:

Robin teaches science to artists and designers at OCAD University, and in the Division of Natural Science at York University. She has a PhD in Astronomy (1992, University College London), and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Mexico from 1993-1996. Her artistic education comes from studies at University of Toronto, and continuing education at The Slade School, London UK, which paralleled her scientific development. Kingsburgh has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows over the past decade, and inspired by the ideas and methodologies of science, she has curated exhibitions in the Toronto area, including Nuit Blanche Independent Projects, and at the Ontario Science Centre. 

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, David works with painting, performance, notation systems, and writing in dynamic relationship with these studio practices. Currently a lecturer in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University in Toronto, David holds an MFA (Painting) from The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and a PhD from the Glasgow School of Art, where he designed and implemented a series of graphical music notation systems, including a positive notation for vocal silence. 

Venue & Address: 
@Propeller 30 Abell St, Toronto ON, M6J 0A9 Wednesday-Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Phone: 
416 504 7142
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Artist’s Talk with Meryl McMaster

Meryl with work
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 4:30pm

Flash Forward 10: Uncanny Worlds speaker series with Meryl McMaster

Artist’s Talk with Meryl McMaster
Friday, October 31, 12:30 p.m.

McMaster will discuss her career since graduating from OCAD U. Her work explores questions of identity, representation, perception, myth, memory and the environment. Her recent exhibitions include In-Between Worlds at the Art Gallery of Hamilton Design Annex, the 2014 CONTACT Photography Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) in Toronto, and RED: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis

Friday, October 31, 12:30 p.m.
Onsite [at] OCAD University
230 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, Ont.

Presented by Onsite [at] OCAD U and OCAD University Alumni Relations in partnership with TD Bank Group and The Magenta Foundation.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite [at] OCAD 230 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/exhibitions/onsite.htm
Cost: 
Free

Developing Focus with Stacey Tyrell

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:30pm

Flash Forward 10: Uncanny Worlds speaker series with Stacey Tyrell

Developing Focus with Stacey Tyrell
Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 p.m.

Tyrell will speak about developing her career, exploring her practice, current projects and the challenges a contemporary artist can face in the career market. Tyrell was one of the Magenta Foundation’s 2012 top emerging Canadian photographers as well as Toronto Life and NOW Magazine’s “must see” pick for the 2014 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

Onsite [at] OCAD University
230 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, Ont.

Presented by Onsite [at] OCAD U and OCAD University Alumni Relations in partnership with TD Bank Group and The Magenta Foundation.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite [at] OCAD 230 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/exhibitions/onsite.htm
Cost: 
Free

The Artist Project 2014 Art Chats

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Opening Night Party: Thursday, February 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and Why We Ink

A talk between Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean of the Faculty of Art and recent OCAD U alumni

The Artist Project celebrates its 7th year with another exciting show featuring original works from over 250 top contemporary artists. Artists from a variety of geographic and creative backgrounds will converge and connect with patrons looking to get a glimpse of tomorrow’s Art Stars. From seasoned collectors and first time art buyers, to gallerists and interior designers, visitors will find this art fair a unique opportunity to meet and purchase work directly from artists from Canada and abroad.
Discover all mediums and experience special features, Art Chats and docent-led tours. The Artist Project takes place from February 20 to 23, 2014 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.

OCAD Alumni: Navigating The Contemporary World
Vladimir Spicanovic, Artist and Dean of Art at the Ontario College of Art and Design, interviews and engages in a lively exchange with four recent OCAD University alumni to hear what they are doing now! This exciting group of graduates will present their recent work and discuss the meaning of their art practices in the context of our contemporary culture shaped by technological innovations, social media and hyper aesthetic images.

Venue & Address: 
Better Living Centre Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.theartistproject.com/art-chats-2
Cost: 
Free

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